01 January 2013


It's almost time to point the Surfmobile south and begin a new chapter of my life in San Diego. Rocket and Nemo will be strapped to the roof, ready for a coat of warm(er) water wax. And thus ends my sojourn as a NorCal surfer girl. I'll miss my local breaks, especially the solitude of crisp dawn patrols in Half Moon Bay with only one or a few of my surfing buddies. (Although I fully expect that they'll come visit me.)
This also brings to a close the wave journal of a norcal surfer girl, since after a 500-mile drive down the state, I'll be transformed into a SoCal surfer girl. We'll live near the beach and I'll be surfing much more often, so blogging each session would become repetitive and tedious for both writer and reader. But my main reason for resigning from a non-lucrative stint in blogging is an oft-cited one: I want to spend more time with family. Hopefully on the warmer waves, if I can entice him in. Look for me in my new Roxy 3/2 in San Diego-area lineups (I'll finally get to surf Trestles!), on Twitter, and in occasional posts on The Inertia.

Goodbye, NorCal. I'm leaving a piece of my heart behind and taking many salty and sand-encrusted memories with me. Keep warm and stay stoked!


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    1. Thanks. And if you ever get to San Diego, let's surf!

  2. Cynthia, Well end of a chapter, and start of a new one. It's always good to move forward. We do not come with reverse gears built in. Continue to be stoked, surf well, and most importantly Have Fun to be the best surfer all the time!

    1. 'Cause the best surfer is the one having the most fun!

  3. We'll certainly miss you and your stoke up here in NorCal, but I totally can't wait to visit you and one of my favorite surf spots. :) Safe, smooth travels and enjoy that (slightly) warmer water. Don't throw out the 4/3 just yet, though... it's still pretty chilly there in January!

    1. Will miss y'all too! But looking forward to visits. What's one of your favorite spots?

  4. Good luck with the move, new waves and fresh start down south.

    i'll miss sharing the rides and wipeouts of a NorCal surfer girl.

    Take care

    Surfer Dad

  5. Best of luck down South. I've really enjoyed your blog and will miss reading about your sessions and adventures. Unfortunately I only found out about your blog earlier this year. You've inspired me to get to the beach more often and to appreciate the waves I do get.


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  6. I hope you keep the blog up at least, so many good memories on it.

  7. Hello,

    I've really enjoyed reading your blog over the last year and I'm stoked for you that you will be enjoying better conditions on the regular.

    Like most surfers, I'm always curious as to how it was out there when I didn't get out, or sometimes how it was from a different perspective when I did go out. Your blog provided a lot of that and a lot of good vibes. Namaste.

    I gotta say, it took me a a few months to realize, hey, I surfed with her before! New years day 2012. You said to me at the Jetty, A great way to start the year.

    And it was. Amen to that. Good luck with your move.


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    1. Me too! But I enjoy reading yours :)

  9. Good luck, Cynthia!

    I've loved your blog too; hearing about your experiences in the water and your thoughts on women and surfing culture.

    Hopefully for all of us you are inspired to start another blog down south...

  10. Good luck, Cynthia.

    We will all miss your stories from the surf and for your thoughts on women's surfing as well. We'll all have our fingers crossed that you keep writing in another place...


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